HISTORY

Schavemaker has been transporting your goods from A to B since 1967 and offers a wide range of logistics services. We started as a small family business, but have now developed into a modern European logistics service provider with long-standing experience. This page contains a few highlights from our history.

  • 1967

     

    SCHAVEMAKER OPENS DOORS

    Henk Schavemaker uses a second-hand Volvo 385 to start his transport company in his home town of Assendelft, and mainly transports wood and steel. Schavemaker Transport is born.

  • 1982

    RELOCATION TO BEVERWIJK

    Because the company now has around 20 trucks, the site in Assendelft is too small and it decides to move to its current head office at the Lijndenweg in Beverwijk. Beverwijk is the first choice because ‘Hoogovens’ (now TATA) has become the largest client and this move makes it possible to offer a faster service.

     

    1982

  • 1990

     

    OPENING SCHAVEMAKER LOGISTICS

    A 3-hectare site is purchased in Velsen-Noord to build transshipment halls with overhead cranes, primarily for handling heavy steel. This marks the start of Schavemaker Logistics.

  • 1992

    TAKE OVER LINDENBERG TRANSPORT

    Take over of IJmuiden-based Lindenberg Transport (30 combinations).

     

    1992

  • 1993

     

    OPENING SCHAVEMAKER TRANSPORT BREDA

    Takeover of Rotterdam-based Kleinjan Transport (10 combinations) and Breda-based Marvo Transport (40 combinations). Marvo eventually results in Schavemaker Transport Breda.

  • 1999

    SCHAVEMAKER STARTS INLAND SHIPPING

    Purchase of 1-hectare port site at the Pijp in Beverwijk. This signals the company’s first experience with inland shipping.

     

    1999

  • 2002

     

    OPENING SCHAVEMAKER MAASTRICHT

    Purchase of site at the Beatrixhaven in Maastricht. The site is located next to the Julianakanaal and has excellent water-based connections to Rotterdam and Antwerp.

  • 2004

    SCHAVEMAKER POLAND AND NEW QUAY BEVERWIJK

    Schavemaker opens its first foreign branch in Kąty Wrocławskie. It purchases the 7.5-hectare site. A new 180-metre quay is realised in Beverwijk, including a 40-tonne transshipment//container crane. This makes it possible to handle short sea ships with a draught of up to 8 metres.

     

    2004

  • 2005

     

    OPENING SCHAVEMAKER AIRCARGO AND ALL WEATHER TERMINAL

    Schavemaker Aircargo is established to offer Air cargo trucking, build and demolish aircraft pallets and manage a customs warehouse. The first All Weather terminal is opened in Maastricht and has a surface area of 7,000 m². 45-Tonne cranes are used to load and unload boats indoors.

  • 2006

    SCHAVEMAKER OPENS BRANCH IN SLOVAKIA

    Schavemaker Slovakia SRO is opened in Trnava (Slovakia) to meet increasing demand for transport to and from Central and Eastern Europe.

     

    2006

  • 2007

     

    PURCHASE RAIL TERMINAL IN KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE

    Purchase of an existing rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie (Poland) within 900 metres of our existing branch. The 5-hectare public rail terminal receives sea containers from Rotterdam, Hamburg and Gdynia/Gdańsk on a weekly basis. This is a strategic investment considering increasing interest in ‘green transport’.

  • 2008

    TAKE OVER HENDRICKX TRANSPORT AND TRIMODAL WAREHOUSE

    Take over of Hendrickx Transport & Consultancy in Rijen, which specialises in 24-hour groupage to the United Kingdom & Ireland and sends 40 shipments each week. A TRIMODAL Warehouse (Water/Rail/Road) with a capacity of 10,000 m² and a 40-tonne overhead crane is realised in Maastricht. The automatic overhead cranes help to create the most efficient steel warehouse in Europe.

     

    2008

  • 2012

     

    AEO AND VCA CERTIFICATE

    Schavemaker achieves AEO and VCA certification.

  • 2013

    TAKE OVER BEENTJES TRANSPORT AND RELOCATION AIRCARGO

    Take over of Beentjes Transport Haarlem B.V., whereby daily departures to England are doubled. Schavemaker Aircargo also relocates to new premises in Velsen-Noord.

     

    2013

  • 2014

     

    NEW TMS AND FIRST EDI

    A modern, new Transport Management System is implemented and the first EDI (Electronic Data Interface) is also realised.

  • 2015

    OPENING RAIL TERMINAL POLAND

    Schavemaker Poland opens a completely new rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie.

     

    2015

  • 2016

     

    SCHAVEMAKER AIRCARGO ACHIEVES TAPA CERTIFICATION.

  • 2017

    BREDA OFFICE RENOVATED AND REOPENS AFTER FIRE.

     

    2017

  • 2017

     

    NETHERLANDS AMBASSADOR, RON J.P.M. VAN DARTEL, VISITS RAIL TERMNAL IN KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE.

  • 2017

    SCHAVEMAKER LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

     

    2017

  • 2018

     

    NEW 2000M2 WAREHOUSE BUILT IN VELSEN.

  • 2018

    TERMINAL KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE EXPANDED BY 12,000M2

    Rail tracks modified to 2 x 600 metres.

     

    2018

  • 2018

     

    MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT, CORA VAN NIEUWENHUIZEN, PART OF A TRADE MISSION THAT VISITS TERMINAL KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE.

  • 2018

    SCHAVEMAKER TAKES OVER JÄGER TRANSPORT IN BOCHUM.

     

    2018

  • 2019

     

    ON 1 MAY, SCHAVEMAKER STARTS DIRECT RAIL LINK BETWEEN KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE AND MOERDIJK.

  • 2019

    OPENING NEW 5000M2 WAREHOUSE IN KĄTY WROCŁAWSKIE.

     

    2019

  • 2019

     

    SCHAVEMAKER POLAND MARKS 15TH ANNIVERSARY

  • 2019

    1ST LNG TRUCKS FOR SCHAVEMAKER

     

    2019

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ABOUT SCHAVEMAKER

Schavemaker is an experienced logistics service provider with a wide range of services in the field of logistics and European transport, using different modalities. We always find an end-to-end solution that suits your situation.

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Contact

Lijndenweg 17
1948 ND Beverwijk
Nederland

Tel.: +31- (0)251-229098
Fax: +31-251-212016
info@schavemaker.com